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Story of a City: New York, The


Published 1947


PICTORIAL EXPLANATION OF HISTORIC & ECONOMIC CAUSES FOR EMERGENCE OF NEW YORK AS ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST CITIES & OF ITS VITAL RELATION TO REST OF AMERICA.

Shots:
aerials of Manhattan; Central Park; Chrysler Building; maps;
view from the ferries; Statue of Liberty;
New York Harbor; ships;
at the time the biggest and busiest port in the world; carrying almost half of the entire foreign trade of the United States;
street sign: Wall Street
financial district; various banks; New York Stock Exchange;
Egg truck; garment district workers moving along handtrucks packed with merchandise;
Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art
Street sign: Park Avenue (51st street)
Park Avenue; Grand Central Station;
Queens: 59th Street Bridge (Queensborough Bridge); Elmhurst gas tanks; Queens-Midtown Tunnel;
city buses; subway; nickel subway fare; Third Avenue El (elevated railway); A&P Supermarket; laundry; Lower East Side; produce from pushcart vendor; City Hall; Municipal Building; Department of Sanitation truck, street cleaner;
Empire State Building; Waldorf-Astoria; Rockefeller Center;
street sign: Exchange Place (Broad Street)
smokestacks;
horse-drawn carriage and biking in Central Park; also Central Park lake; The Ambassador hotel; the New Yorker Hotel; RCA Communications Building;
young people playing on fire escape ladder;


Producer Simmel-Meservey
Production Company Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Audio/Visual sound, color

Credits

Produced by Edward C. Simmel. Written by Irwin Braun. Directed by Ted Myers. Supervised by James Warren Sever.

Reviews

Reviewer: 9mandoc - - February 23, 2014
Subject: Additional content note
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